Learn About Our Member Communities

The First Suburbs Consortium of Dayton Ohio (FSC-Dayton) is a Council of Governments of twelve Montgomery County member cities and townships with a combined population of nearly 290,000 that are first-ring suburbs of the City of Dayton.


Welcome to “warm and cheerful” Centerville, a city with tree-lined streets, a lively downtown, bustling business centers, nationally recognized public and private schools and friendly neighborhoods offering quality housing from starter to executive homes.

Centerville, population 24,729, is protected and served by nationally accredited police and fire departments. In addition to The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, a 27-hole championship level course, you will find hundreds of recreational and athletic programs, miles of hiking/biking trails and more than 50 parks, along with fine dining and upscale shopping.

Founded in 1796, Centerville is home to our State’s largest collection of early stone buildings. Enjoy our charming historic downtown, located in the Architectural Preservation District, showcasing boutiques and professional services along with casual and upscale dining.

Centerville is a destination for shopping, dining, medical and professional services.

Throughout our business-friendly city, you will find more than 700 businesses, including commerce centers, retail shops, multiple retirement communities, several auto dealerships, small manufacturers, Sinclair College’s Centerville campus and Miami Valley Hospital South.

Residents, businesses and visitors are attracted to our welcoming community and outstanding city services. Located just minutes from I-675 and I-75, it’s a hometown where you’ll be welcomed like family at Bill’s Donut Shop and experience signature events like the Holiday Walk, Americana 4th of July Festival, Summer Concert Series and Fall Fest.

Centerville’s City Council, staff and volunteers are committed to the City’s Mission of delivering exceptional services through thoughtful governance to ensure progress and stability. 

Please come visit us!  


The City of Clayton was established in 1999, following the merger of the Village of Clayton and Randolph Township. Clayton has a population of 13,249 and covers 18.5-square miles. Right next to Interstate-70, three minutes from Interstate-75 and only 10-minutes away from the Dayton International Airport, Clayton is conveniently located for businesses and residents who travel throughout the region and country.  In 2018, Clayton was recognized as not only the best place to raise a family in Montgomery County by WalletHub, but also the safest city in Montgomery County by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.  Clayton staff strives to strategically and smartly grow our safe, beautiful and diverse community by providing excellent emergency services, community-oriented programming, local business support and enhancing the public infrastructure, while maintaining our small-town character and agricultural roots. In Clayton, community and economic development are complimentary pieces to the overall future growth of the City and staff works to ensure both aspects are carried out through careful planning and proactive programming.  The ultimate goal is to develop Clayton in a cohesive fashion.  Growth is vital for both the residential and business communities and staff spends considerable time developing implementable strategies over several years to ensure Clayton follows a smart growth pattern to realize Clayton’s great potential.  Clayton is also committed to providing the highest level of service for our residents while maintaining consistent fiscal balance and transparency.


Harrison Township

Harrison Township consists of 6.276 square miles in northern Montgomery County, just north of Dayton with a population of 21,727. There are 91 miles of roadways in the Township and we benefit from excellent transportation links to Interstate 75 and 70, as well as several state routes. Downtown Dayton is a 10 minute drive from most areas of the Township and the Dayton International Airport is approximately 15 Minutes away.

Huber Heights


Kettering is a community our residents are proud to call home.

What makes Kettering unique is our high quality of living for residents in every life stage. Whether you are a student, a young professional, a family raising children or empty-nesters, Kettering offers housing and recreational opportunities that are unmatched in the region. You will not find a network of comprehensive services and amenities as diverse, affordable and impressive as ours—anywhere.

We are particularly proud of our Kettering Police and Fire Departments which ensure public safety and are partners with the community on prevention and community service efforts. Our charming neighborhoods offer a sense of old-fashioned community. Each year we welcome new companies and celebrate expansions for existing businesses as a result of our strong workforce and our economic development efforts. Kettering is known nationwide for our award-winning parks and recreation services.

Kettering is a community unlike any other. We offer an exceptional level of city services and a quality of life enhanced by our senior services, beautiful parks, public art, recreation facilities and a great outdoor music venue. People locate here, stay and return to Kettering because of our range of world-class amenities and services that make Kettering a great place to call home. To learn more about Kettering, visit our website at www.ketteringoh.org .



The city of Oakwood became a village in 1908 and a city in 1931.  Oakwood is a bedroom community that integrates the natural and built environments to promote safe and healthy living.  The Oakwood Community Center, city parks and athletic facilities, as well as the overall walkability and natural beauty of the city’s residential streets, business districts and public areas make Oakwood the community of choice in the Miami Valley.  In recognition of its commitment to the natural environment, Oakwood has been named a Tree City USA each year since 1982.  Oakwood is a family-oriented city with excellent schools, a beautiful public library, and where citizens truly care about their community and get involved in decision-making.

Oakwood’s Public Safety Department is one of the few fully consolidated Police and Fire Departments in the country.  All sworn officers are fully cross-trained and state-certified in law enforcement, fire-fighting, and emergency medical services.  This cross-training results in extremely swift emergency response times, and makes Oakwood a very safe place in which to live and work.  Oakwood offers residents a wide variety of city services that go way beyond the norm, and places principal emphasis on property maintenance and the maintenance of roadways, sidewalks and the public infrastructure.

Website: www.oakwoodohio.gov 


When you think of the City of Riverside, friendly is the first word many will say comes to mind. That’s because Riverside is all about community, collaboration, and people. It’s the people that bring new ideas and energy that enhances the vitality of Riverside providing a quality of life for its families and businesses alike. Founded in 1995, Riverside is located in southwest Ohio in the Dayton area near I-70, I-75, SR 35 and Route 4 and is home for over 24,000 residents. The city is also a gateway to the National Museum of the United States Air Force and is proud of its aviation heritage and today’s innovation the region embodies. With close ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Riverside is home to numerous technology, industrial, research and development, logistics and service based businesses. We offer many options in education, employment, and amenities including excellent parks, leisure and recreation. Our business friendly atmosphere and increasing housing inventory offer many possibilities for new residents and businesses alike. The City of Riverside is where pride, progress, and possibilities bring people together to make our community a place to call home.



A typical day in Vandalia is anything but typical.

The opportunities to live, work and grow here are unmatched in the region, and make this northern Montgomery County city distinctive and special. Our residents enjoy world-class amenities not found in cities two and three times our size. An affordable housing stock, reasonable tax rates and one of the lowest crime rates in the region make Vandalia the perfect place to call home. City services in Vandalia are a cut above the rest. Businesses and residents alike appreciate the lightning-fast response times of our nationally accredited Division of Police, and feel safe knowing that fire and EMS service is just a phone call away. The crown jewel of our Parks and Recreation Department is a state-of-the-art Recreation Center with features and opportunities geared toward every age group, including an indoor water park, climbing wall and fitness center.

We think you’ll agree with the 15,090 people who already live here, Vandalia is a great place to call home!

Washington Township

Washington Township offers the best of all worlds – award-winning schools, vibrant and affordable neighborhoods, abundant activities, and a strong sense of place. Residents of all ages can choose from hundreds of recreational activities, public arts programs, concerts and celebrations. Quality shopping, fine restaurants and entertainment are within easy access, while more than 900 acres of green space beckon people to get out and explore. Located in southern Montgomery County, Washington Township offers a balanced mix of single family, condominium and apartment developments in a range of architectural styles and prices, interspersed with planned green space.

West Carrollton

Positioned at the bend of the Great Miami River with immediate access to Interstate 75, the city of West Carrollton offers a blend of restaurants, specialty-shops, industries, affordable neighborhoods, and highly-rated city services. Cost-effective, private reinvestment opportunities are available on more than 50 acres of city-owned property, which the city has acquired and prepared for new development. Approximately 13,000 residents live in a wide-variety of single-family homes, apartments and condominiums with access to a community park located within a 15-minute walk to each neighborhood. A renovated 15,000-square foot branch of the Dayton Metro Library, as well as a YMCA, and the Great Miami River Trail, are also available in the city. The six schools of the West Carrollton School district serve students in the city of West Carrollton, as well as portions of Moraine and Miami Township. For more information, visit www.westcarrollton.org, stop by the Civic Center, located at 300 E. Central Ave., or call (937) 859-5181.

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